Sunday, August 28, 2011
The drink that I shook up for Vincent (I had red wine) on Saturday evening. I call it a Baybreaker.
There is some fear that 'the ocean will meet the bay' at high tide - around 7.30am in that area - on Sunday. The ocean being the Atlantic on the east side of the narrow, sandy string of barrier islands off Long Island: Fire Island, Long Beach, Jones Beach, the Rockaways; the bay being Great South Bay, Reynolds Channel and Jamaica Bay, on the landward side. This would of course flood many homes, parks, and also a beach farm we are are rooting for.
So here's one in your eye, Irene.
A Baybreaker is northern bayberry-infused gin (the leaves and berries picked off the dunes in the Rockaways themselves), with dry vermouth and a little juice from pickled field garlic, gathered in April in Inwood. Strong juju...
May the barrier islands remain above sea level.
Half past midnight, and it is raining hard.